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A clearer view into the second wave of US petchem projects

Posted on April 14th, 2017 by in Chemicals Industry News and Analysis

The visibility into the second leg of US petrochemical expansions is getting clearer. While many projects were shelved or in doubt amid the crude oil price decline in 2014-2015, the recent relative stability in oil coupled with a renewed sense of optimism on long-term global demand growth is spurring a new round of project announcements and activity. Continue reading “A clearer view into the second wave of US petchem projects” »

US DuPont Teflon Case Resembles Tronox

Posted on July 28th, 2016 by in Chemical R&D


The Dow-DuPont merger won shareholder approval this week, but is danger looming on the horizon for the fate of the super-merger?  Chemours, the 2014 DuPont spin-off, faces significant personal-injury litigation over the use of PFOA as a feedstock in the creation of Teflon. Continue reading “US DuPont Teflon Case Resembles Tronox” »